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Steig, Frances J. (1926-2017)


Posted By: Paul Nagy (email)
Date: 11/25/2017 at 23:22:06

Frances J. Steig
March 19, 1926 - November 11, 2017

Frances J. Steig, age 91, of Webster City, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, November 11, 2017, at the Southfield Wellness Community in Webster City.

Frances Josephine Straight, daughter of Joseph and Norma Frances (Lighter) Straight, was born on March 19, 1926, at her parents’ rural home in Pocahontas County, Iowa. Two years later, the family relocated to Storm Lake, Iowa, which always remained their “home town”. Frances was a 1943 (valedictory) graduate of Storm Lake High School.

Following his honorable naval discharge after World War II, Robert Warren Steig and Frances married on March 29, 1946, in Storm Lake’s Methodist Church. They became the parents of three children: Roxanne Frances, Roger Warren, and Russell Wayne. Robert’s work took the family to other Iowa towns: Nevada, Washington, and finally Webster City where they moved in 1962.

Although Frances’s family received her main attention and love, she also pursued various job opportunities – librarian, Chamber of Commerce secretary, newspaper, magazine and radio editorial work. She retired as administrative assistant for the Marketing Department at Electrolux in Webster City in 1989.

Her memberships and activities included reading, the Asbury United Methodist Church, P.E.O. Chapter NR, the bridge club, travel, and a variety of handcrafts. She enjoyed volunteering, meeting new friends, and keeping long-time friends. She was a collector of baskets, memorial teaspoons, special china and crystal, and family history and pictures.

Greeting her in Heaven were her husband, Robert, who passed in 2002; her younger son, Russell, in 2010; her parents, Joseph and Norma Straight; her brother, Wayne Straight, in 2012; and other dear family members.

Those left to cherish her memory include her children and their families: her daughter, Roxanne (Steve) Tjaden, of Aurelia, Iowa, and their children: Elizabeth and Benjamin (Brooke) Tjaden; and her son, Roger (Ruth) Steig. of Webster City, Iowa. and their children: Ryan (Marissa), Reginald, Rachel, and Rebecca Steig; her daughter-in-law, Dorothy Steig, of Carlisle, Iowa, and her children, McKinley (Nicole) and Evan (Lindsay) Steig; her great grandchildren, Gavin and Quinn Steig; her sisters-in-law, Betty Steig and Ann Straight; as well as her dear cousins, other relatives; and special friends from a life well-lived.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 14, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church in Webster City. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until the beginning of the service at the church. Burial will follow at 3:30 p.m. at the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.

Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Homes, Storm Lake, Iowa, 2017.


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